Enniskillen is a terrific base for staying in County Fermanagh, the home of some of the most breathtaking, natural wonders in Ireland.
The center of activity for the upper and lower areas of Lake Erne (Lough Erne), Enniskillen’s personality is unique. An island in the waterway, the town center connects the upper and lower loughs. You could stay here a very long time without running out of things to keep you busy—if you can pull yourself away from the magic of the waters.
Lough Erne, surrounding Fermanagh, is the place you want to head for water sports, including fishing, cruising, and canoeing. Around the lake there are also plenty of chances to go caving, walking, cycling, and horseback riding.
If you love golf, Enniskillen has extraordinary courses for all levels of ability. For the true enthusiast, the Lough Erne Golf Resort, with its course designed by Nick Faldo, is one of the most exciting developments in Irish golf.
This area is small, but its accommodations are among the finest. Here you’ll find five-star luxury Irish cottages that conspire to comfort and spoil you, country B & B’s, as well as intimate hotels.
Local Food Directory:
Meet the local food pioneers. All of them experts in their field, they offer the best of homegrown, nurturing produce.
County Fermanagh belongs to Greenbox, Ireland’s first integrated Eco-tourism destination. Check it out!
One of Ulster’s most important eighteenth century houses, Florence Court was built by the Earls of Enniskillen. A magnificent three story mansion, it features rococo plasterwork and boast a sweet 1780s walled garden and tea room.
On the banks of the River Erne sits a legend—Belleek Pottery. Take a step back in time and see the techniques used by the first craftsmen. They are still used today.
Sheelin Lace Museum:
The lace in this museum dates from 1850 through 1900. Exhibits include Irish crocheted wedding dresses, veils, shawls, and parasols. The adjoining ‘Sheelin Antiques’ stocks ruby glass, delph bottles, paintings, oil lamps, and just about anything else you can imagine.
Coole Castle is the stateliest National Trust house in Northern Ireland. Designed by James Wyatt for the Earls of Belmore, and completed in 1798, it is a perfect example of late- eighteenth century Hellenism featuring exquisite furnishings and plasterwork.
Marble Arch Caves:
The Marble Arch Caves at Florence Court are one of Fermanagh, and Northern Ireland’s, premier visitor attractions. A tour of the caves lasts a little over an hour. It begins with a boat journey on a subterranean river, and then continues through the cave’s lit chambers.
This is Fermanagh’s only crystal factory, and you can watch craftsmen at work. If you’re lucky, you may be able to commission a unique, handcut piece—a spectacular treasure or gift to bring home!
This famous castle was once the stronghold of Gaelic chieftains, the Maguire’s, and later a Plantation Castle and Army Barracks. The castle has exhibitions on the Maguire’s and the history of Fermanagh.
This is a fortified house built in 1613 by Sir John Hume and then burned by the Maguire’s in 1641. A visit to Tully castle includes enjoying a formal garden and a good visitor’s center.
Let Authentic Ireland give you the Lake Country. Come experience Fermanagh and Enniskillen. You’ll understand why many guests return regularly to the unforgettable countryside of Fermanagh.